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Microcalorimeter Detector
Last Modified: 10/01/2012

The NIST transition edge sensor microcalorimeter is energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer capable of ~5 eV resolution over a range of energies from … more

Missile defense transfer radiometer (MDXR)
Last Modified: 08/14/2015

The Missile Defense transfer Radiometer (MDXR) is a cryogenic transfer radiometer for providing calibrations of collimated infrared beams in … more

Neutron Interferometer and Optics Facility (NIOF)
Last Modified: 11/20/2015

The Neutron Interferometry and Optics Facility (NIOF) located in the NIST Center for Neutron Research Guide Hall is one of the world's premier … more

NIST Gonio-spectroradiometer
Last Modified: 02/11/2015

The NIST gonio-spectroradiometer is used to measure total spectral radiant flux (TSRF) of incandescent lamps. The instrument consists of a 3-axis … more

Primary optical watt radiometer (POWR) facility
Last Modified: 03/30/2015

POWR is a cryogenic electrical substitution radiometer that serves as the Nation's optical power reference.

Radiance temperature calibration laboratory
Last Modified: 09/29/2015

Radiance Temperature Calibration Laboratory is used for the calibration of radiation thermometers, tungsten-strip lamps and heat flux gauges.

Radiopharmaceutical Standardization Laboratory
Last Modified: 06/03/2015

Radioactivity measurements for diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine in the United States are based on measurements at NIST. Activity … more

Reference transmittance spectrophotometer
Last Modified: 07/31/2014

The Reference Transmittance Spectrophotometer (RTS) is the national reference instrument for regular spectral transmittance measurements of … more

Retroreflection calibration facility (CHARM)
Last Modified: 03/03/2016

In 1993, the United States Congress directed the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish "a standard for a minimum level of … more

Si Photodiode Transfer Standard
Last Modified: 09/03/2015

Silicon (Si) photodiodes are issued by NIST as transfer standard detectors throughout the extreme ultraviolet spectral region (5 nm to 254 nm). … more

SIRCUS facility and uncertainties
Last Modified: 07/29/2015

SIRCUS facility: The basic SIRCUS calibration setup is shown at the right. The output from a tunable laser is sent through an intensity … more

Spectral comparator facilities
Last Modified: 08/21/2015

Visible to near-infrared spectral comparator facility (Vis/NIR SCF) The Vis/NIR SCF is a monochromator-based system that typically measures the … more

Spectrally tunable lighting facility
Last Modified: 11/28/2014

Solid-state lighting (SSL) is increasingly being introduced into the market and it is expected that many of the light sources currently used for … more

Last Modified: 07/31/2014

STARR is the national reference instrument for spectral reflectance measurements of spectrally neutral, non-fluorescent samples at room … more

Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility SURF III
Last Modified: 09/22/2015

The Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility SURF III is operated by the Ultraviolet Radiation Group as a stable light source for radiometry and … more

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